These seminars are open to Oxford research students and Faculty members working in international law as well as to visiting scholars. The seminars offer an opportunity for members of the Oxford PIL research community to present their work - at various stages - to fellow students and academics in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Seminars are held weekly in term time, on Wednesday mornings from 09.30 to 10.30, in the Wharton Room in All Souls College. Each week a researcher makes a brief presentation on the subject of his or her research and the topic is then opened for discussion. This is one of the liveliest and most searching forums for discussion of international law in the University, and is an excellent way of keeping up to date in the subject and honing analytical and presentation skills.

Trinity Term 2018 schedule

Week 1: 25 April

Camilla Barker (DPhil) (CR)
The wrongful refusal of emergency humanitarian aid in peacetime disasters

Week 2: 2 May

Xuan Shao  (DPhil PRS) (AT)
Comparative Law in International Investment Law

Week 3: 9 May

Anna Ventouratou (MPhil) (CR/MJ)
Escaping the rule in International Law

Week 4: 16 May

Katie Johnston (MSt) (DA)
Derogation and the nature of the exceptions to the prohibition on the use of force

Week 5: 23 May

Penny Ehrhardt (DPhil)
Families as holders of economic, social and cultural group rights (and implications for single-parent familes)

Week 6: 30 May

Joshua Wabwire (DPhil) (DA/MJ)
The Place on Case Law in International Criminal Law

Week 7: 6 June

Tsvetelina van Benthem (MPhil) (DA)
The Legal Status of Lethal Artificial Intelligence

Week 8: 13 June

Jessica Howley (DPhil) (DA)
Waiver of International Claims by States and Individuals (provisional title)